Interviews With Dr. Cox

Interviews with Dr. James M. Cox, founder of Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompresion, give insights to chiropractic history as well as history of Cox Technic and clinical application of Cox protocols based on research evidence and clinical experience.
Dr. Karl Vincent of the website,, interviewed Dr. Cox about the history, evolution, current status, and future of Cox Technic. It is a most thorough review. He published their written correspondence in three parts. You will enjoy this dialogue ranging from the beginnings of the technique, the original table designs to the present The Cox8 Table, to plans for the future.
The following were initially recorded for the former www
Cox® Decompression Protocols AUDIO
Dr. Cox defines the diagnosis relative to the application of protocol I and II and describes the application of each.
Dr. Cox defines the diagnosis relative to the application of protocol I (radiculopathy patients) and of protocol II (non-radiculopathy patients) and describes the application of each protocol. The treatment protocol description involves the cervical and/or lumbar treatment, education of the patient as to his/her condition, and the in-office ancillary care plan as well as the at-home care plan (bracing, exercise, nutrition, ergonomics) necessary to bring the patient back to his/her activities of daily living. Tolerance testing prior to Cox® Decompression Adjusting is covered thoroughly because of its medico-legal importance. Frequency of care and the standard of care of diminishing care is covered thoroughly for both protocol I and II. Dr. Cox defines when and under what conditions the patient is discharged or released to supportive care.
45 minutes—Click below to hear the interview from April 12, 2004
 Cox Technic Outcomes AUDIO
Biomechanical and clinical comparison outcomes of Cox Technic from the 3 federally funded HRSA grants.
During this ChiroChat session Dr. Cox shares the biomechanical and clinical comparison outcomes of Cox Technic from the three federally funded HRSA grants.
    • The first covered the biomechanical changes of Cox Technic (intradiscal pressure drop, patency creation of the spinal canal, intervertebral disc space increased height, afferentation, etc.).
    • The second compared medical/PT care conservative care to chiropractic CoxTechnic of acute lumbar spine pain patients.
    • The third, currently underway, compares medical/PT conservative care and chiropractic Cox Technic of cervical spine pain patients.
A full discussion of the research literature regarding the effects of Cox Technic will also ensue.
36 minutes—Click below to hear the interview of March 8, 2004